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Nelson Mandela Reading Comprehension
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26 October 2017
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Reading comprehension - nelson mandela, develop your reading skills. read the following text and do the comprehension questions.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (also known as Madiba ), a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. Mandela was born to the Thembu royal family. He attended Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand where he studied law. After the Afrikaner nationalists of the National Party came to power in 1948 and began implementing the policy of apartheid, a system of racial segragation, he rose to prominence in the the African National Congress 's 1952 Defiance Campaign . Working as a lawyer, he was repeatedly arrested for seditious activities and, with the ANC leadership, was prosecuted in the Treason Trial from 1956 to 1961 but was found not guilty. Although initially committed to non-violent protest, he was arrested in 1962, convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government, and sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia Trial.
An international campaign lobbied for his release, which was granted in 1990 after 27 years of imprisonment. Becoming ANC President, Mandela led negotiations with President F.W. de Klerk to abolish apartheid and establish multi-racial elections in 1994, in which he led the ANC to victory. He was elected President and formed a Government of National Unity. As President, he established a new constitution and initiated the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate past human rights abuses, while introducing policies to encourage land reform, combat poverty and expand healthcare services.
- Nelson Mnadela was the president of South Africa from 1990 to 1999 a. True b. False
- He was arrested once. a. True b. False
- He was imprisoned because of his anti-racial fight. a. True b. False
- He was released after 27 years of imprisonment, in 1990. a. True b. False
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Mandela Day is celebrated every year on 18 July. This integrated skills lesson plan for upper-secondary students looks at Nelson Mandela's life and explores some of themes surrounding South Africa during apartheid.
This lesson is topical for July as Mandela Day is celebrated on July 18th. On Mandela Day, people aim to give 67 minutes of their time to helping others (to celebrate the 67 years of service of Mandela’s life. Students will learn about Mandela and then discuss ideas for projects to help others. You could take this forward with your class so that they actually choose one project and do it, then write about it later.
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Use these KS2 reading comprehension worksheets to teach your children about the civil rights activist Nelson Mandela. The text covers Mandela’s early life as a lawyer, the introduction of apartheid and Mandela’s imprisonment and release, before his election as president.
A set of comprehension questions are included, which tackle key reading skills such as inference and retrieval.
This is a great resource for topics of famous lives, key historical figures and Black History Month.
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- 3-page PDF questions worksheet
Non-fiction is writing that is factual as opposed to fictional. This can include biographies, autobiographies, essays, journalism, diaries and historical, technical or scientific writing.
What is reading comprehension?
Reading comprehension is the ability to read and understand a text.
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All pupils must be encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum
Pupils should be taught to develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by:
- listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
- being introduced to non-fiction books that are structured in different ways
Pupils should be taught to retrieve and record information from non-fiction
Comprehension skills develop through pupils’ experience of high-quality discussion with the teacher, as well as from reading and discussing a range of stories, poems and non-fiction.
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Publication date: 12/07/2021
This audio-aided lesson covers the work of South African freedom fighter and president Nelson Mandela. The lesson focuses on vocabulary, listening comprehension and speaking, and includes a quick look at how infinitives are used to explain purpose. There is also an optional extension activity about adjectives with the - ful suffix.
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This audio-aided lesson covers the work of South African freedom fighter and president Nelson Mandela. The lesson focuses on vocabulary, listening comprehension, and speaking and includes a quick look at how infinitives are used to explain purpose. There is also an optional extension activity about adjectives with the - ful suffix.
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